A knife-wielding thug made off with a five-figure sum of foreign currency after a raid on a Glasgow travel agents.

Police say the man entered the premises on Ayr Road at around 1pm on Friday before threatening staff with a knife.

After receiving the cash he left the shop and drove south in a silver vehicle. 

The man is described as being white, 6ft2in tall and of slim build.

He had a white mask covering his face and was wearing a black beanie style hat, light coloured long-sleeved top, navy blue bottoms and white shoes.

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Detective Constable Mark Milroy of Glasgow CID said: "Nobody was injured but this was a frightening experience for staff and customers alike.

"Extensive enquiries are ongoing to identify the man responsible, including reviewing CCTV from the area.

"Anyone who believes they may have information which could help identify the man or who was in the area at the time of the robbery is urged to contact police as soon as they can."

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 1534 of 17 January, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.